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Gun control effort survives in Senate

House Republicans steamrolled efforts by their Democratic colleagues to secure a vote on gun control legislation Thursday, but a bipartisan proposal in the Senate narrowly survived to fight another day.

Crapo, Risch back two GOP gun measures, oppose 2 Dem ones; all four fail

The U.S. Senate voted on four separate gun proposals yesterday; all failed. Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch voted in favor of the two Republican proposals, from Sens. Grassley and Cornyn, and against the two Democratic proposals, from Sens. Murphy and Feinstein. Here are...

‘Trevor’s Law’ to track cancer clusters

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has secured final passage of “Trevor’s Law,” legislation named for a young Boise man who survived brain cancer, aimed at tracking childhood and adult cancer clusters nationwide.

Idaho Sen. Crapo calls on Trump to withdraw comments on judge

Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo, pressed by Democratic challenger Jerry Sturgill to disavow presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s statements that a federal judge presiding over a fraud case involving Trump University can’t be fair because of the judge’s Mexican heritage, is now calling on Trump to retract his comments.

Crapo calls on Trump to withdraw comments about federal judge Curiel

Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo, attacked yesterday by Democratic challenger Jerry Sturgill for backing presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump despite Trump’s statements that a federal judge presiding over a fraud case involving Trump University can’t be fair because of the judge’s Mexican heritage, is calling on Trump to retract...

Dem hopeful Jerry Sturgill kicks off campaign against Sen. Crapo

When Boise businessman Jerry Sturgill threw his hat into the ring as the Democratic candidate running against GOP U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo last month, he just quietly filed; today, Sturgill sent out a news release formally announcing his candidacy. “I will bring a new approach...

Judicial tussles can’t find audience

If the public were this passionate about government, it might move as quickly. But politicians know much of what they do is only of interest to C-SPAN watchers. Both of them.

Idaho Sen. Crapo could chair Senate Banking next year if GOP holds majority – but that’s a big ‘if’

If Republicans maintain control of the Senate next year, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo could become chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, a panel with broad jurisdiction over the nation’s financial institutions, insurance, the housing industry, securities markets and more. But that’s a big “if.” “Right now, I would say it’s looking fairly bleak,” said Joshua Huder, a senior fellow with the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown Industry, which tracks Congress.

Sen. Risch defends secretive process to select new federal judge for Idaho

Now that Idaho finally has a nominee for its vacant federal judgeship, state 6th District judge David Nye, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is defending the lengthy, secretive process he and Sen. Mike Crapo followed over the past 19 months to vet potential nominees, saying anything else would have violated the U.S. Constitution.

Obama names new Idaho judge, David Nye

Idaho finally has a new federal district judge nominee, with the announcement today from the White House that Idaho 6th District Judge David Nye will be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.

Editorial: Senate should hold judicial hearing

There simply is no principle on which to hang an argument that a yet-elected president should be handed the task. If the situation were reversed, Republicans wouldn’t be complaining.